Tokyo is the most popular search, by city, among people searching for properties for sale on Real Estate Japan. Last month, nine of the Top 10 most popular stations were located in Tokyo, with the hot springs resort town of Karuizawa in Nagano prefecture (not in Tokyo!) coming in 9th.
Please see the full 11-station (10 in Tokyo plus Karuizawa) ranking below!
Synonymous with wealth and privilege, Azabu Juban and its immediate vicinity ranks among Tokyo’s most prestigious residential areas. It is international, central and convenient, with traditional businesses and a famous summer festival giving the neighborhood a strong sense of local history and an authentic charm.
Average listing price of a re-sale 1BR (1LDK) apartment in Azabu Juban: ¥71,307,000 ($633,000)
Shibuya is is everything to everyone. Every little neighborhood around the station has its own vibe. It runs the gamut from low-cost single-room micro-apartments to massive, luxurious seven-bedroom manors. Street food to Michelin-starred gourmet dining. Back ally smoking areas to young, fashionable vape cafes. Mass market department stores to one-of-a-kind designer boutiques. It’s every aspect of Tokyo life distilled into one location.
Average listing price of a re-sale 1BR (1LDK) apartment in Shibuya: ¥56,561,000 ($502,000)
Hiroo is a centrally located, ex-pat-friendly neighborhood that feels more like it’s located in the suburbs of Tokyo. In fact, it is a quiet and upscale residential oasis situated between Shibuya and Roppongi.
Landmarks in the neighborhood include a number of well-known international schools, embassies, and hospitals.
It is regularly voted of one of Tokyo’s most desirable residential neighborhoods for its central location with an upscale and sedate atmosphere, highlights of which include: Arisugawa (no-Miya) Memorial Park, which has 16 acres of wooded forests and a beautifully landscaped pond and streams, National Azabu supermarket, an always busy branch of Baskin Robbins (ice cream shop), numerous trendy restaurants, and a shopping street near the station.
Average listing price of a re-sale 1BR (1LDK) apartment in Hiroo: ¥60,443,000 ($537,000)
The first association with the name Meguro is usually Meguro station, on the Yamanote line, the line that delineates Tokyo’s central wards from the rest of the city. It’s a predominantly residential area that’s as well connected and convenient as anywhere in the world’s largest city can be, while still being distinctly calmer, quieter and far more livable than many other parts of the city.
Average listing price of a re-sale 1BR (1LDK) apartment in Meguro: ¥46,903,000 ($537,000)
Omotesand0 is both a station and Tokyo’s center of high street fashion and shopping. Its nexus is a lovely treelined avenue stretching from the entrance of Meiji Shrine to Aoyama-dōri, where Omotesando Station is located.
Read more about Omotesando, in the Harajuku Area Guide.
Surrounded by the foreign embassy and ex-pat dense neighborhoods of Azabu to the south and Akasaka to the north, Roppongi is a district famous for its iconic nightlife scene and more recently the upmarket Roppongi Hills and Tokyo Midtown mega-complexes.
Roppongi is a unique mix of down-market and up-market.
Average listing price of a re-sale 1BR (1LDK) apartment in Roppongi: ¥81,543,000 ($724,500)
Asakusa is the center of Tokyo’s shitamachi (literally “low town” or traditional working-class neighborhood), with a lively, old-time atmosphere. It is very popular with tourists who are drawn to its main attraction, Sensoji, a 7th-century Buddhist temple.
Karuizawa is a resort town in the mountains ofNagano. It is where many of Tokyo’s well-do-to have summer homes to escape the heat and humidity of the big city and enjoy hiking or golfing at one of the many golf resorts. Skiing and hot springs are popular in the winter.
Yoyogi Uehara is an upscale residential area and the first stop on the subway Chiyoda line, as well as a stop on the Odakyu line. A short will take you to one of Tokyo’s most popular parks, Yoyogi.
Korakuen is a neighborhood in Bunkyo Ward, best known for Koishikawa-Kōrakuen, a 17th-century garden considered to be one of the country’s best traditional landscaped gardens.
Akasaka is an upscale residential and commercial center in Tokyo, known for being home to Ark Hills, Tokyo Midtown, and the Suntory Hall concert venue.
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